Online General Knowledge Practice Test - GK Question Answers

GK Practice Test - 19
1. Which among the following National Highway routes is the longest?
(A) Agra-Mumbai (B) Chennai-Thane
(C) Kolkata-Hajira (D) Pune-Machilipatnam
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2. During meiosis, the disjunction of chromosomes can be seen in stage–
(A) metaphase I (B) metaphase II
(C) anaphase I (D) anaphase II
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3. The unit structure of genes is made up of–
(C) endoplasmic reticulum (D) magnesium
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4. Which one among the following vitamins was regarded as the "wonder drug" by Linus Pauling?
(A) Vitamin A (B) Vitamin B complex
(C) Vitamin C (D) Vitamin D
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5. Who among the following appoints the acting Chief Justice of India?
(A) Chief Justice of India (B) Chief Justice of India with previous consent of the President
(C) President (D) President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India
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6. The NDC was set up as per–
(A) the Government of India Act, 1935 (B) the recommendations of the Finance Commission
(C) the provisions of the Indian Constitution (D) the recommendations of the Planning Commission
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7. The role of the Finance Commission in Centre-State fiscal relations has been undermined by–
(A) the State Governments (B) the Zonal Councils
(C) the Planning Commission (D) the Election Commission
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8. If the Earth's axis were perpendicular to the plane of its orbit, which one among the following would not have happened?
(A) The North Pole will always lie in dark (B) Days and nights would be equal throughout the year
(C) No change of seasons will take place (D) The Sun will be perpendicular to the equator
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9. Which one among the following explains the Earthquakes of the Eastern margins of Asia?
(A) Subdunction of Pacific plate under Asiatic plate (B) Subdunction of African plate below European plate
(C) Subdunction of Indian plate under Asiatic plate (D) Subdunction of American plate under the Pacific plate
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10. In wildlife conservation, which one among the following best defines an 'Endemic' Species?
(A) When the critical number of a species declines in a forest due to parasitic attack
(B) A species, which is cosmopolitan and can be commonly found in a biosphere.
(C) An endangered species which is found in a few restricted areas on the Earth.
(D) A species confined to a particular regions and not found anywhere else.
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11. Which of the following is a popular programming language for the developing multimedia web pages?
(A) COBOL (B) Java
(C) BASIC (D) Assembler
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12. Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel Anand Math?
(A) Bhil Uprising (B) Rangpur and Dinapur Uprising
(C) Bishnupur and Birbhum Rebellion (D) Sanyasi Rebellion
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13. Who initiated and led the most effective movement among the Indian Muslims in favour of English education and for cooperation with the British government, after the Revolt of 1857?
(A) Syed Ahmad of Rae Bareilly (B) Shah Abdul Aziz
(C) Syed Jamal-al-din Afghani (D) Syed Ahmed Khan
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14. With which of the following is BRIT (Government of India) engaged?
(A) Railway Wagons (B) Information Technology
(C) Isotope Technology (D) Road Transport
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15. Who was instrumental in founding the National Planning Committee (the fore runner of the Planning Commission) in 1938, for drawing up a plan for economic development on the basis of industrialization?
(A) Subhash Chandra Bose (B) JL Nehru
(C) Mahatma Gandhi (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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16. At which one of the following places did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?
(A) Ahmedabad (B) Bardoli
(C) Champaran (D) Kheda
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17. Which one among the following is a correct sequence of the Indian ports from North to South?
(A) Haldia - Kandla - Paradeep- Kochi (B) Kandla-Haldia-Paradeep-Kochi
(C) Kandla-Haldia-Kochi-Paradeep (D) Kochi - Kandla - Haldia- Paradeep
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18. A fatal neurodegenerative disease called "Kuru" common in a tribe of Papua New Guinea is caused by–
(A) virus (B) prions
(C) bacteria (D) fungi
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19. Hormone was discovered by–
(A) Funk (B) Starling
(C) Addison (D) Banting
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20. What is the amount of blood filtered by the kidney within a minute?
(A) 1200 ml (B) 1600 ml
(C) 600 ml (D) 800 ml
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21. The Planning Commission should be responsible only for formulation of the objectives, laying down of priorities, indication of broad sectoral outlays, fixation of the basic targets and approval of the main programmes. This is the recommendation of–
(A) the National Development Council (B) the Finance Commission
(C) the Administrative Reforms Commission (D) the Programme Evaluation Organization
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22. The Planning Commission was set up–
(A) under the Government of India Act, 1935 (B) as per the provisions of the Constitution of India
(C) by a Cabinet Resolution (D) as per the recommendations of the National Development Council
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23. Two thin wooden sticks are floating on the surface of water close to each other. A hot needle touches the water between them. How will the sticks react to it?
(A) They will come closer (B) They will move apart
(C) They will move critically (D) They will stay as before
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24. Unlike other Meridians International Date Line is drawn zigzag in order to–
(A) permit certain land areas and groups of islands to have the same calendar day
(B) facilitate the sailors to adjust time in their watch
(C) adjust the day in calendar while sailing from East to West and vice versa
(D) make 180° E and 180° W coterminous
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25. The latitude is the angular distance of a point of the Earth' s surface, North or South of the equator as measured from the–
(A) centre of the Earth (B) equator
(C) tropic of Cancer or the Capricorn (D) poles
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